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BCT

BCT 1760   BUILDING CODES

credits: 2  
This course is an introduction to the Florida Building Code and local zoning codes which are laws governing the construction of buildings. Other documents are discussed including: National Electric Code, Life Safety Code, the Standard Building Code, testing agencies, accessibility and governmental agencies which impact on the construction industry. 32 contact hours.

BCT 1770   CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: ARC 2461, and either BCN 1272 or BCN 1251C or permission of the instructor. This course is an introduction in computations for labor, materials, equipment, overhead, and profit for residential construction projects. "Take-offs" will be made from working drawings. 47 contact hours.

BCT 2708   ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: BCT 2771 or BCT 2730. Students will be expected to have a working knowledge of computers including Internet access and a current email address. This course is an in-depth look at the challenges of coordinating and managing large-scale construction projects. Major topics include construction participants, contracts, pre-construction planning, bidding, negotiating, inspections, codes, safety, project closeout and conflict resolution. Emphasis will be on the use of computer technology as a tool in the management process. 47 contact hours.

BCT 2730   JOB SITE SUPERINTENDING

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: BCN 1251C or BCN 1272, and BCN 1050, BCT 1760, BCN 2732, and BCT 1770. This course is an in-depth look at the challenges and responsibilities of a construction job site superintendent. Major topics to be covered include job site management, workplace safety, long range and short range planning, project estimating and scheduling. Emphasis will be on developing the critical thinking skills necessary to become a successful construction job site superintendent. 47 contact hours.

BCT 2762   RCS-96 HURRICANE CODE

credits: 1  
This course is an in-depth look into the requirements of the "Construction Standards for Residential Structures (RCS-96)", the hurricane code for residential construction located in some of the municipalities of Pinellas County. 16 contact hours.

BCT 2764   SSTD 10-96 "DEEMED TO COMPLY"

credits: 1  
This course is an in-depth look into the requirements of the "Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction (SSTD 10-96)", the "Deemed to Comply" hurricane code for residential construction in high wind areas. 16 contact hours.

BCT 2771   ADVANCED ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: BCT 1770. This course is an in-depth continuation of Construction Estimating, using the components of commercial buildings. Emphasis will be on the use and application of estimating computer software. 47 contact hours.

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